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Grand Vin Wine Merchants USD 120.00 750ml
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Pegau Reserve 99 Pp Parker 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Of the 17 hectares producing the red wine, 70% are planted with grenache, 15% with syrah, 10% with mourvèdre and the complement with a mixture of the rest of the 13 grape varieties allowed by the appellation. At harvest time the grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness and then sorted in the vineyards. The bunches are fermented without de-stemming in traditional concrete vats for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is then matured in an array of large and small oak barrels with very little racking or sulphur. After 2 years the Cuvée Réservée is bottled unfiltered, whilst the barrels selected for the Cuvée Laurence patiently await their time at the back of the cellar for another two years.

Domaine du Pegau:
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wi... Read more
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The grape picking was family work which took place in an ambience of light-heartedness and fun but with a respect for quality and even then a vigerous selection of the best grapes. At the end of the row the horse waited patiently for the moment when he felt the wooden paniers gorged with grapes weighing down his cart. Once at the winery the grapes were liahtlv Dressed to break the skins - foulé, (the word means literally press by stepping on), the whole bunches were put in trie vats and then the wine-making took place over a period of 15 days. Times have changed, but this traditional style of wine-making is continued today at the Domaine de Pegau. Read less

External Reviews for Pegau Reserve 99 Pp Parker

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/19/2013

Red wine - 2003 - Domaine Du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Inspiration Magnum - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Offers aromas of freshly crushed plum and blackberry with a Port-like headiness then pumps out dark berry fruit bramble licorice tar and pain d


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The magical 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee brings to mind a richer more alcoholic version of their 1990. The 2003 s dense plum/purple color is followed by flamboyant aromas and flavors of roasted meats spicy herbs pepper blackberries and cedar-tinged kirsch-like fruit. Unctuously-textured with low acidity high glycerin as well as alcohol (16+% ) and a monster finish it displays enormous concentration silky tannin and no hard edges. This remarkable traditionally-styled Chatea



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Of the 17 hectares producing the red wine, 70% are planted with grenache, 15% with syrah, 10% with mourvèdre and the complement with a mixture of the rest of the 13 grape varieties allowed by the appellation. At harvest time the grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness and then sorted in the vineyards. The bunches are fermented without de-stemming in traditional concrete vats for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is then matured in an array of large and small oak barrels with very little racking or sulphur. After 2 years the Cuvée Réservée is bottled unfiltered, whilst the barrels selected for the Cuvée Laurence patiently await their time at the back of the cellar for another two years.

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